Recent Posts in Visitation Category

Steps For Men Facing Divorce

So often I read about the steps women should take when facing divorce but what about the men? Below are just a few thoughts on the process from the Husband's viewpoint. 1. Spend as much time with ...
Continue reading "Steps For Men Facing Divorce" »

Shared Custody And Child Support

Shared Custody means that both parents have a substantially equal amount of parenting time with their children. Examples of a shared custody schedule is the child(ren) are with one parent on Monday ...
Continue reading "Shared Custody And Child Support" »

Custody Trials: The Good, Bad & Ugly

In the past year I have tried two custody cases to conclusion and decision by the Court. The first case was essentially a relocation case but it also required a change of custody because the parties ...
Continue reading "Custody Trials: The Good, Bad & Ugly" »

Why You Should Retain A Divorce Attorney

Choosing the right divorce attorney is critical. Unless you truly have no assets/debts, no children, no house and no retirement assets then going it alone is really not a good option. No matter how ...
Continue reading "Why You Should Retain A Divorce Attorney" »

What Happens When a Judge Meets with a Child During an "In Camera" Interview

When a Judge must decide which parent should have residential custody of a child, the Judge will often meet with the child in what is referred to as an “in camera” interview. The in camera ...
Continue reading "What Happens When a Judge Meets with a Child During an "In Camera" Interview" »

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of my blog readers and clients. It is my sincere hope that you will resolve your matrimonial differences in 2018. Perhaps your New Year's resolution can be that both parties ...
Continue reading "Happy New Year" »

What Happens When You Default In A Divorce Case

If you are served with a Divorce Summons, you must respond if you wish to adequately protect your rights. If you do not appear or if a Complaint is served file an Answer the divorce will proceed in ...
Continue reading "What Happens When You Default In A Divorce Case" »

Do I Need A Lawyer In Family Court

It is just Family Court some people will say, why do I need a lawyer? Well if you know Family Court Procedure, if you have followed all of the rules, if the other side is absolutely 100% wrong and if ...
Continue reading "Do I Need A Lawyer In Family Court" »

Fighting Against Parental Alienation

One of the worst types of divorce are the ones in which parental alienation occurs. The courts have held that a parent who alienates a child from the other parent or deliberately interferes with the ...
Continue reading "Fighting Against Parental Alienation" »

Cheepo Divorce: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Like most things in life you receive what you pay for. I will not say that hiring the most expensive lawyer gives you the best divorce, nor will I say that hiring an inexpensive lawyer for a contested ...
Continue reading "Cheepo Divorce: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" »

Should I Follow My Divorce Lawyer's Advice

That is a big question and there is no perfect answer. However, there is a good answer. Hopefully you have selected an experienced divorce lawyer who knows the law, practices in the courthouse ...
Continue reading "Should I Follow My Divorce Lawyer's Advice" »

Why You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney

If you wouldn't due your own surgery you surely shouldn't try to do your own divorce. Hiring an attorney to guide you through one of life's most difficult moments makes sense but hiring an ...
Continue reading "Why You Need An Experienced Divorce Attorney" »

Summer Vacation Planing During A Divorce

Ideally parents will agree on how to share the summer recess time with their children even if they are in the middle of a contested divorce. However, experience shows that sometimes lawyers have to ...
Continue reading "Summer Vacation Planing During A Divorce" »

Preparing For Your 4-Way Divorce Settlement Conference

Some clients are looking forward to the 4-way divorce settlement conference while others can't stand the thought of being in the same room as their ex-to-be or the attorney of their soon to be ex. ...
Continue reading "Preparing For Your 4-Way Divorce Settlement Conference" »

Drug & Alcohol Testing And Affect On Parenting Time

Often during a contested custody or parenting time case or as a result of one parent accusing the other of drug abuse and/or alcohol abuse I will be asked to have the Court test the other person. The ...
Continue reading "Drug & Alcohol Testing And Affect On Parenting Time" »

Divorce At This Time Of Year

As a divorce lawyer and custody attorney I meet people at some of the most difficult times of their lives. The emotions are raging, the anxiety is high and the uncertainty of cost, duration and ...
Continue reading "Divorce At This Time Of Year" »

Child Custody and Differences in Location

For divorcing parents, issues of child custody can be central points of contention, with disputes often heading into the courtroom. When taken before a judge, custody will be determined based on a ...
Continue reading "Child Custody and Differences in Location" »

Active vs Passive Divorce Judges

As a busy divorce lawyer I practice in front of all of the matrimonial judges in my county. There are some judges that are known to be very accommodating to adjournment requests, there are some judges ...
Continue reading "Active vs Passive Divorce Judges" »

Is One Parent "Better" Than The Other Parent?

I suppose in some cases the answer to the question is very easy, however in most custody cases perhaps not quite so fast and easy. Obviously, the drug addicted, or incarcerated, or non-visiting ...
Continue reading "Is One Parent "Better" Than The Other Parent?" »

Holiday Wishes

As the holidays rapidly approach put aside the divorce case and concentrate on your family. Now is the time to do your best so that both parents and children enjoy the holidays with each other. Make ...
Continue reading "Holiday Wishes" »

Paying Attention To Your Judge

I am always amazed how many clients will "listen" to what the judge is saying but not necessarily "hear" or "process" what the judge is telling them during a divorce ...
Continue reading "Paying Attention To Your Judge" »

Reminders To Include In Custody Agreements

So your case is being settled and the joint custody agreement is being prepared. Here are a few items to consider placing in the Stipulation. It is impossible to list every possible scenario that ...
Continue reading "Reminders To Include In Custody Agreements" »

What Happens When An Order To Show Cause Is Filed With The Court

Very often in divorce cases one spouse will file a request for temporary child support, spousal support, custody, exclusive use and occupancy of the house, exclusive use of a car, payment of house ...
Continue reading "What Happens When An Order To Show Cause Is Filed With The Court" »

Inmate Father Granted Visitation Where Mother Interfered With Relationship

In a very interesting father's rights decision, a father who will be in jail until 2027 has visitation rights with his son, age 5, even though the child believes his step-father is his biological ...
Continue reading "Inmate Father Granted Visitation Where Mother Interfered With Relationship" »
Steven P. Kuhn, Attorney at Law
Suffolk County Divorce Lawyer
Located at
5225 Route 347, Building 7, Suite 37
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.

View Map
Phone: (631) 629-6874
Phone: (631) 928-7700

Call for a Free Consultation